Queen of the South manager Allan Johnston has hailed his players as he provides an update on Rangers loanee Dapo Mebude.

Fresh off the back of his Scottish Championship Manager of the Month award, Johnston’s men won 3-2 away to Dundee over the weekend, lifting them into the promotion play-off spots.

Queen of the South v St Mirren - Betfred Cup Match

Queen of the South and Allan Johnston are thriving at the moment. (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Willie Gibson’s stunning 25-yard strike won the game for Queens and Johnston was thrilled: (Willie) was everywhere but it was a real team performance. It had to be though because in the second half they came out with a point to prove and they’ve got really good players, like the boy Paul McMullan is a top player.

“But we defended really well and made it difficult for them and score a wonder goal to finish it. I’m delighted we’ve shown we can compete with the top teams and we need to keep the momentum going. The boys are doing great at the moment.”

Johnston has also provided an update on Rangers loanee Mebude. The young forward had been getting minutes at Palmerston but is now unavailable after he and other players at Rangers breached Covid-19 protocols.


The Rangers kid breached protocol. (Photo by Ross MacDonald / SNS Group via Getty Images)

His loan boss is focusing on the players currently at his disposal: “Dapo had done well for us in the games he played so it’s a wee bit frustrating he’s not involved but its out of our hands at the moment.

“We’ve just got to focus on the players who are here because the performance and the effort they put in was brilliant – especially against a top team. They’ve got quality players throughout the pitch so to put that kind of performance in speaks volumes of how they’re playing just now.”

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